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Concerned About The UN Climate Report? Take These Sustainable Actions Today…

Concerned About The UN Climate Report? Take These Sustainable Actions Today…

The new climate change report released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that policymakers around the world must take “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to avoid the worst impacts of global warming. The report makes it clear that “transformational” change will be needed to limit warming...

16 Eco-Stylish Reusable Bags, Water Bottles, Coffee Cups and Other Zero Waste Essentials

16 Eco-Stylish Reusable Bags, Water Bottles, Coffee Cups and Other Zero Waste Essentials

Whether you read an article about how ocean plastic pollution killed a whale, or was shocked to learn about our society’s wasteful habits on War On Waste, you’ve now had an environmental or moral epiphany, and you’re keen to live more sustainably. You’ve decided to say no to single-use plastic and are aiming to reduce the...

Can’t Afford Solar Panels? Renting? Here’s How You Can Access Clean Power…

Can’t Afford Solar Panels? Renting? Here’s How You Can Access Clean Power…

Around 86 percent of the electricity used in Australia is generated from the burning of coal and other fossil fuels and according to the Australian government, this electricity generation is the largest single contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, contributing 37.2 percent to the country’s total emissions. In the US, electricity generated from dirty sources accounts...

Help Save Endangered Gorillas, Recycle Your Electronic Waste

Help Save Endangered Gorillas, Recycle Your Electronic Waste

Electronic waste, or e-waste for short, is one of the world’s fastest growing waste streams, being dumped in landfills at record rates in Australia and across the world. According to Sustainability Victoria, an estimated 16 million TVs and one million mobile phones are discarded in Australia each year. But rather than throwing these away, electronic goods such...

Where to Shop Online For Sustainable, Plastic-Free and Zero Waste Products in Australia

Where to Shop Online For Sustainable, Plastic-Free and Zero Waste Products in Australia

Just beginning your sustainable lifestyle journey and looking for plastic-free products or zero waste lifestyle kits to help you reduce your waste and minimise your environmental footprint? Here are some wonderful online green stores and e-commerce marketplaces in Australia devoted to helping you live a plastic-free, minimal impact and zero waste lifestyle: 1. Flora & Fauna...

9 Organic Bed Sheets and Bedding Brands For Sustainable Shoppers (and Sleepers!)

9 Organic Bed Sheets and Bedding Brands For Sustainable Shoppers (and Sleepers!)

The ultimate self-care routine should include buying yourself eco-luxe bed sheets that seem to cuddle you right back. Nothing rejuvenates the mind and body better than a restful night’s sleep on soft, comfy, sustainable sheets. If you’ve had trouble falling asleep, invest in organic cotton or bamboo sheets and you’ll be on cloud nine quicker than...

Sustainable Living: Is It Just For Rich People?

Sustainable Living: Is It Just For Rich People?

A couple of years ago I published an article about the lack of affordability in the ethical fashion industry which received spirited responses from the community. Price is a factor for many shoppers, I concluded in the article, to pretend it’s not is doing a disservice to the ethical movement. The price issue has been an ongoing...

4 Australian Online Shops Devoted to Eco-Friendly, Zero Waste and Plastic-Free Living

4 Australian Online Shops Devoted to Eco-Friendly, Zero Waste and Plastic-Free Living

One of the questions we frequently get asked is, “Where can I buy zero waste products?”. After years of fielding this question, we’ve finally curated this list of Australian online zero waste shops and e-commerce marketplaces to help readers shop more efficiently. These online stores are devoted to plastic-free, zero-waste and sustainable living. Here they...

Katie Johnston, Founder of Sustainable Lifestyle Brand WILD: “Never Assume Because You Do Something Good People Will Care…”

Katie Johnston, Founder of Sustainable Lifestyle Brand WILD: “Never Assume Because You Do Something Good People Will Care…”

Katie Johnston is the Australian founder and CEO of sustainable lifestyle brand WILD – THE LIFESTYLE CO. She launched the business, formerly known as EcoBling back in 2014 where it was known for its contemporary jewellery products made from upcycled wood. After the recent rebrand, the business broadened its range to include art, homewares and furniture. The...